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All crew members of the cargo ship that has blocked Suez Canal are Indians
The Suez Canal remains blocked as efforts to release the Ever Given continue.
The massive container ship Ever Given has been stuck in the Suez Canal, the world’s busiest shipping route, for almost four days now. And a recent media statement from the technical management of the ship Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement says that the crew onboard are Indians.
Here’s a satellite view of the Ever Given stranded on the Suez Canal.
The delay caused by Ever Given, is holding up $400 million an hour in trade, according to a CNBC report.
According to reports, it could take weeks to dislodge the Ever Given, and the ships blocked behind it are now planning a detour of over a thousand miles to get going again.
“The focus now is on dredging to remove sand and mud from around the port side of the vessel’s bow. In addition to the dredgers already on site a specialised suction dredger is now with the vessel and will shortly begin work. This dredger can shift 2,000 cubic metres of material every hour,” said the ship management company.